Activists Steal My Movie Idea For EPIC Reboot of 'To Sir, With Love' In Kansas City

Everything old is new again as we take this opportunity to post something silly in order to highlight an ongoing racial dilemma.

Our main takeaway . . .

This kinda effort kinda sounds like the plot of the 1967 classic To Sir With Love staring Sidney Poitier. 

About the post title . . . It's a bit of a stretch but TKC's reboot idea features a chubby 30-something blonde white lady who not only works diligently to make a difference in the lives of urban youth BUT ALSO finds a way to pay the rent of her 40-something beau and/or maybe hook him up with one of those awesome no-show school district consulting jobs. 

It's a work in progress . . . But I digress. 

Here's a much more honorable, if not familiar, effort . . .

Cornell Ellis, 33, married, two kids, is executive director of Brothers Liberating our Communities (BLOC), an organization started in 2016 to bring more Black men into teaching.

No easy task.

“Why would they want to return to school?” he asks. “They hated school.”

A reason for that, he said, is that less than two percent of American teachers are Black men. It’s hard for Black students to see role models in something they will never be. They need to see a shared culture and background.

He cites research that says black students who have a black teacher for at least one year of elementary school are less likely to drop out and more likely to attend college.

So Ellis and BLOC are determined to use high school and college partnerships to bring more black men into the teaching ranks.

Read more via link . . .

Could more Black male teachers decrease school dropout rates? Avila's 2023 Truman Distinguished Speaker thinks so.

"Why would they want to return to school? They hated school."

Double bonus . . . I'll be singing this song all day and if you've read this far and click the video, you will too . . . And don't skimp out on the high notes . . .The tune helps us work for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with absolutely no irony whatsoever . . . None at all . . . Check-it: